View Full Version : Does anyone else use those little tubing that Rene puts on SRV and Mayer's strat?
12-26-2010, 03:50 PM
I'm curious if anyone else, or around here tried using something like that. Does it reduce string breakage? what's the deal...
12-26-2010, 04:38 PM
Dunno, but the recently released MB TBOs from the FCS also have the tubing. I think it must be a Rene Martinez thing.
12-26-2010, 04:50 PM
Yes I've been using that trick on my Teles for years. It totally reduces string break. Try it.
12-26-2010, 05:10 PM
I just started! We'll see how it works.
My Strat+ is the only axe out of my 10 or so that pops strings on the gig.
I used some wire stripping.
12-26-2010, 06:11 PM
I used to use those til I lost one, so I stopped using them.
From that point onward, I realized I never break strings right there.
12-26-2010, 06:33 PM
I've been doing it for years on my '68 Strat, and it has really helped reduce breakage between the saddle and the ball end, where the string crosses the baseplate.
FWIW, I dont use tubing, I just strip a small length of jacketing from some 16AWG wire and slide it down to the wraps.
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